Tag: boat life

Cape Canaveral to Daytona Beach

We had another day with very little wind and made it to Daytona Beach. As we were leaving Cape Canaveral, we passed by the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge. We saw large flocks of dark colored birds. I could not make out what they were,… Continue Reading “Cape Canaveral to Daytona Beach”

Wabasso to Cape Canaveral

We left this morning at first light, even before the sun came up over the horizon. The water was calm (Beaufort Scale Level 0) most of the way to our anchorage near Cape Canaveral. We broke our record on how far we traveled in… Continue Reading “Wabasso to Cape Canaveral”

Stuart to Wabasso

We left Stuart after spending close to an hour at the fuel dock. We had to wait for a bigger boat ahead of us and then the credit card reader did not work which we had to wait to be fixed so we could… Continue Reading “Stuart to Wabasso”

Port Mayaca to Stuart

We anchored near Port Mayaca. I love anchoring when we are near wildlife. The trip down the water way was boring from Port Mayaca to the last lock. That lock was a 14-foot drop, which was interesting, but going down is always less interesting… Continue Reading “Port Mayaca to Stuart”

Fort Myers to Moore Haven

We left Fort Myers from our anchorage near a power plant. There were supposed to be manatees in the area, but we did not see any. Birds were starting to fly into our area as the sun rose, but we saw few birds on… Continue Reading “Fort Myers to Moore Haven”

Sarasota to Gasparilla

Wednesday was Regis’ birthday and he was hoping for a smooth motoring day. We left the mooring ball at sunrise and by the time we got into the main channel for the intracoastal waterway (ICW), Regis said we had to turn around. That quickly… Continue Reading “Sarasota to Gasparilla”

Stuck, Take Two

As we started one of our earliest and easiest departures, we were feeling good about the day. It was a clear day, the sun was going to shine, and we could wear shorts from the start. The trip down the waterway was great, barely… Continue Reading “Stuck, Take Two”

St. Petersburg Beach to Sarasota

We woke up before light while anchored near St. Petersburg Beach and got an early start to the day. By the time the first rays of light were on the horizon, we were lifting the anchor. As soon as it was up, Regis took… Continue Reading “St. Petersburg Beach to Sarasota”

Joy. Terror. Boredom.

In our last post, we said we were headed to Carrabelle. As we neared Carrabelle, many dolphins came to the boat, swam at the bow, then left. We felt like we were getting a dolphin escort into Carrabelle. The last dolphin left us off… Continue Reading “Joy. Terror. Boredom.”


Wednesday, we walked to a restaurant for dinner and got fresh seafood. Delicious. We set the alarm Thursday for before sunrise hoping to leave as soon as the first rays of light hit the horizon. Instead, we were socked in with fog. Regis was… Continue Reading “Fog”